I always talk about the importance of a good breakfast, my favorite being the Meat and Nuts Breakfast™. The saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is very true. Not only will it sets your neurotransmitters for the remainder of the day, it will also give you energy and focus. If

The Myths of Calories, Part 1

A guest blog by Designs for Health There is more to weight management than just “Calories In, Calories Out” “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Though highly debatable, the general premise of this well-known and oft quoted cliché is that it is hard to break old habits and learn new ones. The same
Guest blog by Designs for Health High-carbohydrate foods are rewarding to the mouth Biting into a glazed donut, with the subtle crunch of the sugar coating giving way to soft, pillowy dough underneath, can instantly transform a mind-numbing work meeting into a temporary visit to one’s proverbial “happy place.” (That is, until the guilt sets
magnesium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency can cause important health issues According to a new study in Pharmacological Research, researchers have demonstrated that magnesium (Mg) supplementation significantly improves important health markers. Published last month, this study showed the link between magnesium levels and HOMA-IR index and fasting glucose. However, magnesium deficiency is a growing health concern in a large proportion of the
How Much Protein is actually needed? Do I need to buy protein powder? Is whey better than casein? Should I pay extra for isolate or hydrolysate? How much should I take? These are just a few of the many questions surrounding post-workout nutrition.  And unfortunately, with the availability of inflated and conflicting information online, finding a reliable
The Health and Body Composition Benefit of Red Meat To eat red meat or not… Current dietary myths would have you believe that it is the source of all evil, flying in the face of science. I eat it daily, and have found that the caveat is finding quality sources. Quality red meat will help you
Guest blog by Mike Mahler Reliable diet and exercise information is more accessible than ever before yet every year, Americans continue getting fatter. According to David Kessler, author of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable Appetite, food manufactures purposely make food their foods irresistible by combining sugar, salt, fat and a pixie
By Mike Koskiniemi PhD – Motions Fitness When Wendy Penhale came to Motions Fitness she had a goal of losing 150 pounds. Her story is fairly common: “My big breaking point was having to get a seat belt extension for my flight to Aruba. I was ashamed of myself. Embarrassed for my family, my husband
Guest blog by Paul Carter The last year I’ve been involved with a company that distributes exogenous ketones called keto/os designed by Pruvit. Like most supplements, and rightly so, they have undergone a lot of scrutiny and lashing across the net for being the product of an MLM based company. I myself was very reluctant
Contrary to what some would have you believe, carbs are not evil However, unlike other macro-nutrients, carbs should be earned. In any case, protein is the one macro-nutrient that should be prioritized as much as possible.  Not only because it’s an essential requirement for staying lean, strong and healthy. It also helps that it’s impossible to over-consume this macro.